november, 2017

09nov(nov 9)6:30 pm(nov 9)6:30 pmAlbion Fellows Bacon Lecture6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville


(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Event Details

On Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6:30 PM, Dr. Denise Lynn, an Associate Professor of History at the University of Southern Indiana, will detail the life of Evansvillian and housing reforming Albion Fellows Bacon. This lecture is apart of our Thursdays After Rush Hour programming which provides free admission to the public.

Lynn will discuss how Bacon became a central figure in the reform efforts spreading throughout the nation; but most importantly, how her efforts would leave a lasting legacy in Evansville and the entire state of Indiana. Bacon lived in a time of rapid change in the United States—born the year the Civil War ended in 1865, and dying in 1933 when Franklin Roosevelt was inaugurated. It was during this period that the U. S. witnessed rapid industrialization and
urbanization, radical gender changes, and campaigns for major urban reform.

Dr. Lynn received her doctorate in history in 2006 from Binghamton University, SUNY. Her articles have appeared in the academic journals American Communist History, Women’s History Review, Journal for the Study of Radicalism, Radical Americas and Journal of Cold War Studies. Her current research focuses on the 1937 disappearance of American spy Juliet Stuart Poyntz and the narratives surrounding her disappearance.